PASTERNAK, BORIS. 1890-1960. Zemnoi prostor. [Earth's Expanse.] Moscow: Sovietskii Pisatel, 1945.
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PASTERNAK, BORIS. 1890-1960. Zemnoi prostor. [Earth's Expanse.] Moscow: Sovietskii Pisatel, 1945.
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PASTERNAK, BORIS. 1890-1960.
Zemnoi prostor. [Earth's Expanse.] Moscow: Sovietskii Pisatel, 1945. Small 8vo. 45, [3] pp. Original boards. Custom cloth case. Brittle, text block detached, last leaf separated and chipped (without loss).

FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed and signed on the title-page in pencil (translated): "To my dear Stefan Shinansky and the publishing house Transformation, with the warm and brotherly regards of Boris Pasternak / 22.IV.1945." This is one of only two war-time volumes of Pasternak's poetry that were published and the production standards are shocking, cheap acidic paper in a doomed binding. Scarce, inscribed copy of a very fragile work.
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